Performance Comparison of Oral, Laryngeal and Thoracic Sounds in the Detection of COVID-19 by Employing Machine Learning Techniques Oral, Larengeal ve Torakal Konuşma Seslerinin COVID-19 Tespitindeki Performanslarinin Yapay Öǧrenme Yöntemleriyle Karşilaştirilmasi

Gozuacik N., SERBES G., Kara E., Atas E., Okan Sakar C., Murat Yener H., ...More

30th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, SIU 2022, Safranbolu, Turkey, 15 - 18 May 2022 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu55565.2022.9864842
  • City: Safranbolu
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Classification, COVID-19, E-Health, Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Telediagnosis
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 IEEE.COVID-19 can directly or indirectly cause lung involvements by crossing the upper airways. It is essential to quickly detect the lung involvement condition and to follow up and treat these patients by early hospitalization. In recent COVID-19 diagnosis procedure, PCR testing is applied to the samples taken from the patients and a quarantine period is applied to the patient until the test results are received. As a complement to PCR tests and for faster diagnosis, thin-section lung computed tomography (CT) imaging is used in COVID-19 patients. In this study, it is aimed to develop a method that is as reliable as CT, and compared to CT, less risky, more accessible, and less costly for the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease. For this purpose, first speech and cough sounds from the oral, laryngeal and thoracic regions of COVID-19 patients and healthy individuals were obtained with the multi-channel voice recording system we proposed, the obtained data were processed with machine learning methods and their accuracies in COVID-19 diagnosis were presented comparatively. In our study, the best results were obtained with the features extracted from the cough sounds taken from the oral region.